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11 Fun Facts about Me:
1: My mother is Australian, and I was raised with dual citizenship. Sadly, I think my papers are now out of date.
2: I was homeschooled from birth until college, which I started full-time at the age of 15. I graduated just after I turned 20.
3: My husband and I are both writers and have been since childhood, but we met in a music theater class, where he talked the teacher into letting me sing “Aldonza” for the final, the first of many times he’s been my hero.
4: Before we were married, we took a summer off from school and quit our jobs to drive from California to Maine and back. It took us exactly three weeks.
5: I’m an obsessive Harry Potter fan. It was my first serious fandom and is still the one to which I compare all others.
6: I’m a food lover and will eat almost anything, but I hate liquorice with a passion.
7: I make all my own bread from a sourdough culture I keep active in my fridge. Its name is Peeta.
8: I love sewing, knitting, crochet, and crafting. I rarely do it, since writing takes up most of my time, but my husband and I do have a large and growing collection of amigurumi DC characters. I crochet them, and he decorates.
9: My jaw is partially, permanently dislocated from the surgical removal of my wisdom teeth. It can’t open or close without clicking.
10: If it weren’t for Christmas and the Renaissance Faire, I would be happy to live in a perpetual October.
11: I used to breed guinea pigs. Not on purpose. It started with a pair named Hedwig and Errol that the pet shop worker told me were both female, and it spiraled out of control from there. To top it off for you fellow Harry Potter fans out there, Hedwig turned out to be the male.
Answers to 11 Questions:
1: When did you start writing?
Answer: As soon as I learned how. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with storytelling.
2: Who is the one author you’d like to sit down with and talk if you could?
Answer: Well, if we’re in total fantasy mode here, Mary Shelly.
3: Who is your favorite fictional character?
Answer: That’s a tough one. I’ll have to go with The Joker. I love my villains, and he’s a great as villains come.
4: Beach house, country house, or city apartment?
Answer: Beach house and country house both hold a certain appeal for me, but I doubt my indoorsy husband would come along. Suburban house, please. A green yard, trick-or-treaters and the room to decorate for them, and city activities within easy driving distance.
5: What is your favorite time of year?
Answer: Fall, especially October. Pumpkins, cool days, and nights with things that go bump in them.
6: What is your favorite sport or fitness activity?
Answer: I’m not much for sports. Fitness is usually, at best, a necessary chore for me, but I am fond of archery and fencing.
7: What is one bad habit you have?
Answer: Other than neglecting my fitness? Spacing out and thinking about stories while people are talking to me.
8: Tea or coffee?
Answer: Coffee, and lots of it. Tea’s good too, but it’s no competition.
9: What is your favorite TV show?
Answer: Another really tough one. I think I’m going to have to go with Lost. No, Futurama. No, Gilmore Girls. No, wait! It’ll come to me….
10: If you could only own one book, what would it be?
Answer: Ouch, almost all my favorites are part of a series. I can’t pick just one Harry Potter book. The first Hunger Games book, maybe. Or Warm Bodies.
11: What is your favorite fruit?
11 New Nominees:
My Pathway to Books
I Heart YA Books
Squibley’s Fiction Addiction
11 New Questions:
1: What fictional world would you be most willing to live in?
2: What verbal tic annoys you most?
3: If you could have one cancelled TV show resurrected, which one would it be?
4: If you had to have one currently running TV show cancelled, which one would it be?
5: What’s the most surreal thing you’ve ever witnessed?
6: What book do you think most urgently needs to be made into a movie that hasn’t been yet?
7: What’s the first book that really scared you?
8: What’s the first movie that really scared you?
9: What do you do to cheer yourself up when you really need it?
10: What’s the strangest question anyone (other than me) has asked you about your work?
11: What’s the answer to it?
The Liebster Rules:
1. The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by bloggers.
2. Each blogger should post 11 facts about himself / herself.
3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions that are asked by the nominating blogger.
4. Choose 11 new bloggers to nominate for the Award and link to them in the post.
5. Create 11 new questions for your nominees.
6. Go back to their pages and tell them they’ve been nominated.
7. No tag backs.